Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

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#7 of 11 in Nature in Northeast Region
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. With our custom trip planner, Reykjahlid attractions like Hverfjall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    You can get there by taking the last stretch of dirt road but doable even with a two-wheel-drive car. We climbed the slopes of the crater to get to the top and admire the spectacle of the crater and the Lake. Wow!
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  • August 16, 2017
    We parked bottom of the volcano.There is a path to clime easily.It took 30 minutes to the top.And walk around the top of this crater.It took around 1,5 h. It was sunny.We could see beautiful view arou...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This is the archetype of a volcano for everyone. The crater is accessible by a steep path in about 10 minutes. It was worth the view. It is possible to take the trip to see the region a little more.
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